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December 26, 1975

December 26, 1975, was a Friday. It was 48 years, 5 months, and 19 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Song charts

Popular songs

On December 26, 1975, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Let's Do It Again" by Staple Singers
  • United Kingdom: "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen

The music charts on December 26, 1975

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • That's The Way (I Like It) - KC And The Sunshine Band
  • Let's Do It Again - The Staple Singers
  • Fly, Robin, Fly - Silver Convention
  • Saturday Night - Bay City Rollers
  • Love Rollercoaster - Ohio Players
Play the top songs from 1975
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1975. Take a trip back to the days of Queen, 10cc, ABBA, Barry Manilow and the Bee Gees.
The Killer Elite

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "The Killer Elite".

Facts

This date was 17,704 days ago. Approximately 590 months have passed. It was the 360th day of 1975, in week 52. The decade was the seventies. The start of 1976 was just 5 days away. People born on this day are currently 48 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 197 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to December 26, 1975

Let's go back to the seventies.

It is Friday, December 26, 1975. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Capricorn. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

Christmas Day of 1975 has just passed, and many people are relaxing at home and enjoying the holiday season. In America, the song "Let's Do It Again" by Staple Singers is at the top of the singles charts, while "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen is the number-one song in the UK. Gerald Ford is the President of the United States, and the movie The Killer Elite is at the top of the box office.

Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, the hippie look from the 1960s and early 1970s has disappeared. The disco look is beginning to take off. Women are wearing t-shirts, khaki pants, mood rings, kimonos and flare jumpsuits. Meanwhile, men are wearing velvet sports coats, slogan t-shirts, flannel, frilly shirts, jeans and khaki chinos. Because it's 1975, the music charts are being dominated by the likes of Billy Swan, 10cc, Alain Barriere, Morris Albert, the Salsoul Orchestra, Captain & Tennille, Elton John and David Bowie.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Sal Mineo, Anissa Jones, Rosalind Russell, and Tommy Bolin would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Hawaii Five-O", "Medical Center", "McCloud", and "Emergency!". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race", "Tank", and "Pursuit".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines", "The Electric Company", and "Hong Kong Phooey". Popular toys at the moment include Etch A Sketch, Frisbee, Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle, and Shrinky Dinks.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 26, 1975.

  • Christmas Day 1975 has just passed.

    Christmas Day 1975 has just passed

    Christmas Day of 1975 had just passed. Many people were relaxing, meeting up with friends, and spending time with their families.
  • Mood rings have become a fad.

    Mood rings have become a fad

    Mood rings were a big fad in 1975 and 1976. The rings contained a special liquid that would show different colors at different temperatures.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 1975?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1975?

    The best NBA players in 1975 were Bob McAdoo, Rick Barry, Elvin Hayes, Nate Archibald and Walt Frazier.
  • 1975 in movies.

    1975 in movies

    Movies released in 1975 included Jaws, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Dog Day Afternoon, Shampoo, The Return of the Pink Panther, Funny Lady, The Apple Dumpling Gang, "Aloha, Bobby and Rose", The Other Side of the Mountain, Barry Lyndon, Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Death Race 2000.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    In 1975, the best soccer players were Oleg Blokhin, Franz Beckenbauer, Johan Cruyff, Berti Vogts, Sepp Maier, Ruud Geels, Jupp Heynckes, Paul Breitner, Colin Todd and Dudu Georgescu.
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1975.
  • American women.

    American women

    "American women" were named Time Person of the Year in 1975. This cover symbolized the new consciousness of women and their changing roles in American society.
  • Judy Collins - "Send in the Clowns"

    Judy Collins - "Send in the Clowns"

    "Send in the Clowns" by Judy Collins won a Grammy for 1975's Song of the Year.
  • 1975 in music.

    1975 in music

    Billboard-topping music artists in 1975 included The Eagles, The Elton John Band, Glen Campbell, John Denver, KC and the Sunshine Band, Stevie Wonder, Frankie Valli, Minnie Riperton, The Bee Gees and Freddy Fender.
  • Roller skates.

    Roller skates

    The popularity of roller skates exploded during the second half of the 1970s.
  • Disco music.

    Disco music

    Disco music became mainstream during the latter half of the 1970s. Nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.
  • Hitchhiking is declining.

    Hitchhiking is declining

    Although hitchhiking is still pretty common, it is beginning to decline due to people's falling trust in strangers, lower air travel prices, an increase in highways, and more affordable cars.
  • Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    Music cassette tapes are becoming popular

    Audio cassettes started becoming widespread from about 1972 onward. Although they lacked the sound quality of vinyl records, they were far more convenient and portable.
  • Color TV surpasses black-and-white.

    Color TV surpasses black-and-white

    Sales of color TV sets were beginning to surpass sales of the older black-and-white models. By this stage, almost all of the popular daytime networks were broadcasting in color.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.
  • The Volkswagen Beetle.

    The Volkswagen Beetle

    The Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most common cars on the road. Sales of the vehicle increased following the release of the 1968 film The Love Bug (and its subsequent spin-offs).
  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage

    Sales of lava lamps increased in the late 1960s. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to December 26, 1975.

  • November 27, 1975: Guinness Book of Records co-founder Ross McWhirter is killed by the Provisional IRA after he offers money to informants.
  • December 6, 1975: The Balcombe Street siege begins when Provisional IRA members hold a couple hostage in London.
  • December 24, 1975: Serial killer David Berkowitz attempts to kill his first victim in the Co-Op City section of the Bronx.
  • December 25, 1975: English heavy metal band "Iron Maiden" is formed by Steve Harris in London.
  • This date: December 26, 1975
  • December 29, 1975: 11 people are killed when a bomb explodes at LaGuardia Airport in New York City.
  • January 1, 1976: Prankster Daniel N. Finegood changes the Hollywood sign to Hollyweed using sheets.
  • January 5, 1976: The Kingsmill massacre: Gunmen kill 10 Protestant workmen in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
  • January 12, 1976: 8-year-old Eloise Worledge goes missing in Beaumaris, Australia.
  • January 15, 1976: The trial of Patty Hearst for the Hibernia Bank robbery begins in California.
  • January 18, 1976: Super Bowl X: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Dallas Cowboys 21-17 at the Miami Orange Bowl.
  • January 21, 1976: The first commercial Concorde flight takes place.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 26, 1975, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1975 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 33.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 26, 1975 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1975

In December 1975, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from December 1975.

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers
Welcome Back, Kotter
Welcome Back, Kotter
Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
Barney Miller
Barney Miller
The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
Baretta
Baretta
Police Woman
Police Woman
The Rockford Files
The Rockford Files
Harry O
Harry O
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Good Times
Good Times

Cars in 1975

1975 saw the introduction of cars such as the Cadillac Seville, the Volkswagen Polo, the Chevrolet Monza, the Ford Granada, the AMC Pacer, and the Vauxhall Chevette.

Cars in 1975.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on December 26, 1975

If you were a kid on December 26, 1975, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

The Oddball Couple
The Oddball Couple
Return to the Planet of the Apes
Return to the Planet of the Apes
The Great Grape Ape Show
The Great Grape Ape Show

Land of the Lost
Land of the Lost
Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch
Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch
Valley of the Dinosaurs
Valley of the Dinosaurs
Hong Kong Phooey
Hong Kong Phooey
The New Adventures of Gilligan
The New Adventures of Gilligan
Bagpuss
Bagpuss
Happy Days
Happy Days
Bailey's Comets
Bailey's Comets
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1975

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Pet Rock
Pet Rock
Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons
Connect Four
Connect Four
Magna Doodle
Magna Doodle
Risk board game
Risk board game
Shrinky Dinks
Shrinky Dinks
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Baby Alive (doll)
Baby Alive (doll)
Shrinky Dinks
Shrinky Dinks
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox Odyssey
Kenner SSP Racers
Kenner SSP Racers
Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in December 1975.

Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight
Pursuit 1975
Pursuit
Tank 1974
Tank
Space Race 1973
Space Race
Pong 1972
Pong

Were you born on December 26, 1975?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1975.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out December 26, 1981, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 26.

Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong

Chinese leader Deceased
Born on December 26, 1893
He turned 82 on this day in 1975.

Phil Spector

Phil Spector

American record producer Deceased
Born on December 26, 1939
He turned 36 on this day in 1975.

Lars Ulrich

Lars Ulrich

Drummer
Born on December 26, 1963
He turned 12 on this day in 1975.

Jade Thirlwall

Jade Thirlwall

Little Mix
Born on December 26, 1992
She was born exactly 17 years after this date.

Swavy

Swavy

TikTok personality Deceased
Born on December 26, 2002
He was born exactly 27 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on December 26:

USA

US President

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on December 26, 1975.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 26, 1975 was most likely conceived around April 4, 1975.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 26, 1975 is close to September 17, 1976.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about December 26, 1975:

  • 17,704 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,529 weeks have passed.
  • 1,529,622,000 seconds have passed since December 26, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,784,559,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 789,284,952,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 254,937,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 131,547,492 steps. That's roughly 58,466 miles.
  • 18,355,464 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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